Apr 14 20

Water Is Life 2020 Canceled

The international Water is Life Conference, which SSES was set to host June 22-26, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saint Stephen’s was to be the first U.S. site for the bi-ennial gathering, which brings together high school students and their teachers from around the world to discuss and share research on a variety of issues impacting water quality. Participating schools had registered from Zimbabwe, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Iceland, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, Poland, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Canada, and Curacao. Saint Stephen’s remains an active member of the Water is Life Association and is represented on its board of directors. We hope to be able to host a future conference. Thank you to the many partners who had agreed to support the conference: New College of Florida, the Parker and Bishop foundations, Elizabeth Moore, Bill Johnston, Mote Marine Laboratory, Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Florida Park Service, Manatee Fish & Game Association, Reef Ball Foundation, Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Sandbar Restaurant, Pier 22, Omeza, Lovibond, ReefSafe Sun, Gulfcoast CEO Forum.

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